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Gaeun Lee, 1st place winner, Piano category

UMass Music & Dance Announces Winners of Young Artist Awards Competition

Friday, May 21, 2021

The Department has announced the winners of its inaugural Young Artist Awards competition, created this spring for Mass high school student musicians.

Brent Auerbach

New Book by Brent Auerbach Published by Oxford Univ. Press

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Music Theory Professor Brent Auerbach's new book, Musical Motives: A Theory and Method for Analyzing Shape in Music, explores motives, the small-scale pitch and rhythm shapes that are ever-present in music.

Rongbing Shen, student speaker

Music and Dance Programs Hold 2021 Convocation Ceremonies

Monday, May 17, 2021

The UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance held its annual Convocation on May 5 to honor its music scholarship award winners and graduates. The event was held by Zoom videoconference – the winning students are listed below, and the event program can be viewed here.

Coleman Hovey, piano

UMass Jazz Program Claims 3 Student Music Awards from DownBeat Magazine

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Two ensembles and one solo musician from UMass Jazz & African-American Music Studies received Student Music Awards from DownBeat Magazine.

La Compagnia del Madrigale

UMass Hosts Virtual Concert by Renowned Vocal Ensemble La Compagnia del Madrigale

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

“Tasso at Ferrara” airs May 15, 2pm; features settings of Torquato Tasso’s poetry by late-Renaissance composers. Watch=>

Natalie Lewis

Juilliard Awards Full Scholarship to UMass Vocalist Natalie Lewis

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Natalie Lewis ’21, a voice student in the Music & Dance Department, has recently been awarded a Kovner Fellowship to attend The Juilliard School in New York City.